Principal Sponsor

ANZ has been the Principal Sponsor of the annual New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference since 2001 and we are immensely proud of the role we play in bringing together and supporting an industry that contributes a great deal to the New Zealand economy.

At ANZ, we are committed to supporting further growth and milestone events in the seafood and aquaculture sectors. We are globally connected, with business specialists in 29 markets across the Asia Pacific region, and have a genuine passion for the direction, future and success of our nation's sustainably-managed fisheries.

Our industry experts have an in-depth knowledge of the sector and through our global network of specialists in Transaction Banking, Trade Finance and Specialised Lending, we can tailor a solution to help you achieve your goals.

About the conference

The 2017 conference promises an impressive line-up of international and local speakers who will explore ways that our world-class fishery can continue to thrive globally.

The 2017 New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference aims to bring together more than 300 delegates including, industry, international and domestic customers and suppliers as well as iwi organisations, government representatives, international seafood agencies, environmental agencies and the media. We have a range of opportunities for sponsors who want to be part of this highly-focused, single-day think tank at Te Papa, on Wellington’s waterfront on Thursday 3 August 2017. 



Wednesday 2nd August 2017, Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington




Conference registrations will open.  Delegates are asked to arrive early to ensure the registration process is completed well before the opening session.


Conference Opening

Conference Opening


Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentations

New Zealanders are among the most innovative people in the world.  This session will explore what makes Kiwis different.  Our keynote speaker will then talk about how innovation is the key to the future of commercial fishing.


Morning Tea

Morning Tea

Morning tea and networking.


Opening our international markets

Opening our international markets

We will look at how New Zealand can guarantee that our seafood is of the highest quality and sourced from one of the most sustainably managed fisheries in the world.




Lunch and networking.


Our world leading innovation

Our world leading innovation

Innovation is what New Zealanders excel at and smart Kiwi know-how is at the forefront of some making us more productive in harvesting our fish, reducing our waste and minimising our environmental footprint. 


Collaborative Conservation

Collaborative Conservation

The seafood industry is working collaboratively to ensure that harvesting seafood does not come at a cost to other species.  We will hear about the status of New Zealand fishstocks and how they stack up against the rest of the world.


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea and networking.


Enhancing reputation and building trust

Enhancing reputation and building trust

This session will highlight how the industry is working to enhance it's reputation and build trust.  It will showcase some of the wonderful stories that we have to tell and celebrate our Seafood Stars.


Entertainment and closing

Entertainment and closing

We will end the day on a light-hearted note with an entertaining look at the political outlook ahead of the coming general election.


Conference Venue: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place; "Te Papa Tongarewa" is broadly translatable as "the place of treasures of this land". The conference will take place in the Amokura Gallery on level IV, whilst all catering, including the ANZ coffee lounge will be in Oceania on level III.

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Cocktail Function Venue: Shed 6

Wellington's newest waterfront venue, TSB Bank Auditorium - Shed 6, has been transformed from an old Harbour Board shed into a truly versatile event space within easy walking distance of the capital's central business and downtown hotel district. The Cocktail Function will take place in Rooms 3&4 on Thursday 3rd August 6.30pm-10.30pm

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Special delegate accommodation rates have been arranged with the following providers. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book your accommodation early, directly with the hotels, as rates are subject to availability.

Amora Hotel

A: 170 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington
T: 64 4 473 3900 (Dial 1)
Location: 300m - about 4 mins walk to the conference venue
Price: $215.00 incl GST/night (deluxe room)
Booking Code: SEAFOOD17

Note: Conference rate available only up to 30 days prior to conference and subject to availability

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CQ Quality Hotel

A: 223 Cuba Street, Wellington
T: 0800 873 553 (within New Zealand)
Location: 1 km - about 13 mins walk to the conference venue
Price: From $178.00 incl GST
Booking Code: SEAFOODNZ

Note: Conference rate available only up to 30 days prior to conference and subject to availability

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Car Hire

Wellington Airport has many rental car outlets including:

Avis Rental Cars

T: 64 4 802 1088


Budget Rent A Car

T: 64 4 388 0987


Thrifty Rental Cars

T: 0800 73 70 70



Wellington Combined Taxis

T: 64 4 384 4444


Green Cabs

T: 0508 447 336


Corporate Cabs

P: 64 4 387 4600



Super Shuttle

T: 0800 748 885 or download the Super Shuttle App:


Conference Parking

A special event car parking rate is available at Te Papa for $12 per day from 6am - 6pm.

Your car parking ticket needs to be validated using the validation machine, available at the conference information desk in Oceania.


Registrations Open in May

To ensure you secure your place at this highly regarded industry event, don’t forget to save the date. You will be able to register online from May 2017.

Please direct any questions about the registration process to Rach Michaels, Lime & Soda:

T: 64 9 214 7440

Registrations close on Friday 21 July 2017

Registration Fees:

Conference Cocktail Function Tickets $78.26 + GST ($90 incl GST)

Conference Registration $391.30 + GST ($450 incl GST)

Your Conference Registration includes full plenary and all keynote sessions on Thursday 3 August 2017 as well as tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Registration Terms and Conditions:


If you've booked but then can't attend, it's fine for another person to attend in your place as long as you let us know beforehand. No fee will be charged for this.


Conference payments must be received in full by the date specified on your invoice. Alternatively, you can choose to pay for your conference registration by credit card.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who has not paid prior to attending the conference.

Any cancellations received after booking will incur a cancellation administration fee of $50.00 + GST.

There will be no refunds for any registration booking cancelled after Friday 7 July 2017.

There will be no refunds for any booked delegate who does not attend on the day.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of the event, the liability of the organisers is limited to the return of paid fees.

The organisers may alter the times, dates and speakers of this event by notice to you at any time. While we are sorry if this causes inconvenience, the organisers will not be liable for any loss arising from such changes.

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Sponsorship and programme enquiries

Karen Olver
Seafood NZ
T: 64 4 802 1513
M: 64 27 436 5273

Conference registration enquiries

Rachel Michaels
Lime and Soda Limited
T: 64 9 214 7440
M: 021 237 4194